Format War, Antitrust Casualties: The Sherman Act and the Blu-Ray–HD DVD Format War – Note by Kevin L. Spark

From Volume 83, Number 1 (November 2009)

For several years, HD DVD and Blu-ray competed to replace DVD and become the next-generation movie disc format. The battle was not fought with technological superiority but instead with exclusivity contracts. This Note analyzes whether these contracts violated the Sherman Antitrust Act (“Sherman Act”).